Gannett Newspaper Creates High School News App

The Desert Sun in Palm Springs is still waiting for a news app from parent company Gannett (it’s due shortly). But in the meantime, they have very ingeniously launched something called CCNews.

Designed to keep readers up to date on the latest happenings at Cathedral City High School, the app is the brainchild of teacher Matt Hamilton, long recognized locally as an academic pioneer of all things digital. Per executive editor Greg Burton’s recent announcement:

Available on Apple or Android platforms, CCNews is written and produced by students in Hamilton’s Digital Arts Technology Academy. You’ll find coverage of proms, soccer and football, and gems like Fatima Salcedo’s photo gallery of Dia de los Muertos, or the story about Fidel Correa, whose mother, Maria, was deported to Mexico the day after he graduated.

The app has been endorsed by both Apple and Android, and Burton hopes other schools in the area will take advantage of his offer to create similar campus news hubs.